Victim's employer, Ector County ISD express condolences for McDonald family

Victim's employer, Ector County ISD express condolences for McDonald family

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - NewsWest 9 is learning more about the McDonald family and their 17-year-old son.

The father, Gregg McDonald worked at a Security Bank branch in Odessa as the marketing president.

Security Bank said they're deeply saddened to hear of Gregg and his wife Jana's deaths.

The shooter, James Gabriel "Gabe" McDonald was adopted by the couple.

He just turned 17 this past February and it appears on Facebook he just got his pilots license.

James McDonald is a sophomore at Permian High School.

ECISD released a statement on Wednesday explaining that crisis counselors were at the high school all day to talk with students.

ECISD says the news of the McDonald family is devastating for students, staff and the community.

They also said their thoughts and prayers are with the McDonald family and friends who are suffering through this tragedy.

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